RT Part III: Ammbr’s SiGe chip “leaves everything in the dust”

Ammbr founder and Managing Director Derick Smith has revealed some details about the Ammbr router’s silicon germanium chip, which offers a far faster and more cost-effective functionality than any of the other chips on the market.

Ammbr’s router is aiming to combine telecommunications and blockchain technology, along with several other functions, and Smith has explained how the development of their new chip will play an integral role in the distribution of the technology.

“We have this silicon germanium chip that we’re building. Silicon germanium is a very impressive piece of technology. When transistors were first developed, many years ago, germanium was a very integral part of that. It was superseded by silicon,” he explained. “Most of the chips built in the last few decades have been silicon-based, but, more recently, some groups like IBM have gone back into germanium, with some other things that they’re working with, and they have actually found that silicon germanium is an optimal material for building very, very fast chips.

“So, you get SiGe chips and these technologies are used in communication products today. They haven’t generally been used in computation type chips. We’ve gone and built a computation type chip out of this subtract, which runs tremendously fast. It leaves everything in the dust. There’s no silicon chip that comes anywhere near competing with it on speed. It’s literally the tortoise and the hare. An Intel 7 or an AMD or even a FPGA or all the specialist ASECS that you get in the Bitcoin mining world are the tortoise. This thing that we’re building is the hare. It’s tremendously fast.”

Smith went on to explain how the silicon germanium chip will remove the factors that often discourage blockchain users from “mining” and give users the means through which they can participate in the process without economic hindrance.

“If you’ve got a chip that, first of all, costs very little so that you don’t have this expensive mining equipment challenge – anybody can have one of these chips – and, in fact, we’ll proliferate these chips in order to have other equipment manufacturers and we’ll allow them to embed these chips in the form of SIM cards or microSD cards, USB sticks in any shape or form that you can think of to put in any other device and for those devices to participate within the Ammbr ecosystem,” he concluded.

For more on Ammbr’s roundtable discussion, see Part I and Part II here.

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